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Fowler: Burfict Personally Apologized To Antonio Brown For Wild Card Hit

Is this a real life Grinch story? Did Vontaze Burfict’s heart grow three sizes? Probably not. But Burfict did personally apologize to Antonio Brown during the offseason. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler has the interesting nugget. He writes that the two were in Miami during the offseason, intentionally or not it’s not…


Tomlin Explains Why Coates Isn’t Playing

It has served as one of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ greatest mysteries this season. An unmasked man with taped up fingers, Sammie Coates, sitting on the sideline for the past several weeks. But Mike Tomlin thinks there’s too much being made out of the story. The reasons why Coates isn’t playing…


Artie Burns’ Work Ethic Making Him Better Tackler And Player

By any account, it was a rough start to the season for Artie Burns. But there’s no denying he’s made surprisingly positive progression over the last three weeks, starting with his tackling. He’s gone from putting on an awful show against the Miami Dolphins to a reliable, physical tackler. Mike…


Cameron Heyward Still Contributing To Rising Defense

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been without their defensive captain—one of them, anyway—on the field for the past four weeks, since it was that long since sixth-year defensive end Cameron Heyward was placed on injured reserve. Over the span of the past four games, the Steelers defense has stepped up to…



Film Room: Steelers’ Rush Lane Integrity Critical To Defensive Success

Admittedly, this isn’t the sexiest topic to write about. But if you like the highlight reel plays, the sacks and big plays, they often stem from doing the little things. To create pressure, it all starts with discipline, rush lane integrity, and balance. Before all the drawings, the schemings, and…


Buffalo Game May Have Been Death Knell For Formal OLB Rotation

The Pittsburgh Steelers faced just 48 plays on defense, which is pretty amazing when you consider that the Bills didn’t exactly have a lot of successful short drives or chunk plays. They did have one scoring drive that took just a couple of plays, but Pittsburgh had a nearly two-to-one…


Steelers Vs Bills Positional Grades

Four weeks, four straight wins for the Pittsburgh Steelers in impressive fashion. Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills in less than ideal conditions was a big game for the Steelers, so taking care of business the way that they did was very encouraging to see. QB — D- I thought…




Ravens Hit Skids In Foxboro, End Winning Streak

Last night, the Baltimore Ravens headed into Foxboro to take on the Patriots, and in doing so, they lost their lead on the AFC North division. But they did not lose control of their own playoff destiny. As with the Pittsburgh Steelers, if they are able to win out through…



Ravens Vs Patriots Monday Night Chat

Since a couple people had asked about it, and it’s really the first game Pittsburgh Steelers’ fans are really watching down the home stretch, let’s stop by and talk about it. Discuss tonight’s game, the Baltimore Ravens taking on the New England Patriots, with the rest of Steelers’ Nation. And…


Sean Davis Continues Rounding Out Game With Strong Pass Rush

Prior to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game, in my keys for the game to watch for, I made note of the importance of rookie safety Sean Davis going against the Buffalo Bills’ rushing attack and their mobile quarterback. I also made note in that article that there was a strong possibility…